Gay School Musical to help homeless gay teens
A new musical comedy “in a league-table of its own” will be performed next month in aid of a charity that supports gay young people who are homeless.
Gay School Musical is the latest theatrical extravaganza from London Frontrunners, a gay and lesbian running group, after their well-received Cinderella and A Christmas Carol.
This year’s performance, on Sunday 9th November, is in support of the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young homeless people.
“Slap on the Clearasil and get down to Strange Hill – before Ofsted does … condensing a whole term into an hour, unruly puplis and unhinged staff battle it out for love and stardom in a sweetly silly show.”
There will be two performances, at 7.30 & 9.15pm, at the King’s Head Theatre, Upper Street, London N1.
The Albert Kennedy Trust was set up in 1989, after 16 year old Albert Kennedy fell to his death from the top of a car park in Manchester whilst trying to escape a car load of queerbashers.
Albert was a runaway from a children’s home in Salford and was depressed. His short tragic life had been filled with rejection and abuse from society.
Manchester’s gay community was moved into action by the Trust’s founder patron Cath Hall, a heterosexual foster carer who admitted she could not meet the full range of needs of gay & lesbian kids coming through her care.
As a result AKT was formed, and in 1990 became a Trust.
AKT’s Mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment.
The Trust provides appropriate homes through supported lodgings, fostering and other specialist housing schemes and enables young people to manage independent living successfully.